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Chris Christie

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie as he appeared on CNBC's "Squawk Box," Thursday, August 27, 2015.
55th Governor of New Jersey, 2016 Republican Presidential Candidate

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  • But unless someone blinks, it's not likely to resolve a drawn-out standoff between fellow Democrats Prieto and state Senate President Steve Sweeney that has, thus far, kept crucial aid from the nearly broke gambling resort. Prieto has refused to back the Senate bill, largely because it would allow the state to unilaterally break union contracts.

  • ATLANTIC CITY, N.J., May 2- Atlantic City, New Jersey's cash-strapped gambling hub, avoided a default on Monday by making its $1.8 million debt service payment, Mayor Don Guardian said. "If we didn't make our bond payment it would be detrimental, including us," Mayor Don Guardian said at a press conference. Tax-exempt serial maturities from 2023 through 2032 are...

  • ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— Financially strapped Atlantic City scraped together enough money to make a $1.8 million bond payment Monday morning, narrowly avoiding becoming the first New Jersey municipality to default on its debt in 78 years. Mayor Don Guardian likened the city's desperate state to rummaging around the sofa cushions in search of stray cash and said...

  • NEW YORK— The head of the bi-state transit agency that runs Newark's airport says the city doesn't have the legal authority to reach an agreement with Uber to let drivers pick up passengers there. Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Chairman John Degnan said Thursday that the agency is negotiating with the city over the deal outlined Wednesday that gives...

  • BOSTON— The Massachusetts Senate voted overwhelmingly Thursday to raise the minimum age for purchasing cigarettes and other tobacco products across the state, which could make it the second to raise its threshold to 21 years old. Hawaii became the first U.S. state last year to raise the tobacco purchase age to 21, and other states are considering the change.

  • ENGLEWOOD, N.J.— New Jersey Gov. Going back to the 1980 s, the state has taken over schools in Jersey City, Newark and Paterson. Under the proposal from Assembly members Sheila Oliver, Grace Spencer, Shavonda Sumter, Cleopatra Tucker and Benjie Wimberly, a special election could be called to decide whether to return districts to local control if the state doesn't give...

  • ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— A proposal by an Atlantic City councilman for a 20 percent pay cut on elected and appointed officials lasted only a few hours before it was shot down. Councilman Kaleem Shabazz said Tuesday he will introduce a resolution next week asking Mayor Don Guardian to roll back his $103,000 annual salary and imposing cuts to the $28,000 each of the nine...

  • At issue in Tuesday's filing were documents provided by former Port Authority of New York and New Jersey official Bill Baroni to a New Jersey legislative committee investigating the 2013 lane closures near the bridge. Baroni produced documents to the Select Committee on Investigation in early 2014 accompanied by a cover letter that invoked New Jersey's...

  • April 21- Atlantic City's independent public water utility had its credit rating downgraded four notches to junk on Thursday because of uncertainty about whether it would be dissolved or restructured to generate money for the nearly insolvent New Jersey city. The revenue bonds issued by Atlantic City Municipal Utilities Authority were cut to' B-' and placed...

  • TRENTON, N.J.— New Jersey's shore communities could use some of the money they collect in beach badge fees to fund additional public access points to the shoreline under a proposal from a task force studying ways to improve the state's beach access law. The task force was comprised of business interests and some of the state's leading public access advocates, and...

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